Huntsman Corporation announced 16 graduating seniors from Spring Independent School District (Spring ISD) are the inaugural recipients of a new scholarship program. The Huntsman Scholarship Program recognizes the outstanding achievements of four students from each of Spring ISD’s four high schools with a $20,000 scholarship – $5,000 per year – for attending an accredited college or university and majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) or business-related fields. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years by maintaining a 3.0-grade point average. Eight of the recipients will be the first in their families to pursue a college degree.
“Many deserving students often miss the opportunity to pursue higher education due to limited financial resources. We hope that these scholarships will help pave the way for these talented students to achieve their educational goals,” said Peter Huntsman, Chairman, and CEO. “Since its formation, Huntsman Corporation has made giving back to the communities where we live and work a priority. While our corporate contributions of time and resources take many forms, providing educational opportunities for students is, in our view, a meaningful way of both giving back to the community and investing in our future.”
Applications for the Huntsman Scholarship Program were evaluated on unweighted grade point averages, class rank, academic achievement, leadership, career goals, and letters of recommendation. The scholarship program is just one of the ways Huntsman is partnering with Spring ISD. The company has also committed to actively participating in The Vine Mentoring Program, where incoming 9th-grade students will be paired with Huntsman employees. These Huntsman mentors will assist with goal setting and career pathway discussions while also providing a source of personal encouragement and guidance.